To the Edge of Space

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Complete in full 360° glory!  Some crazy Russians (might not actually be Russians, but rather great Capitalists!) have attached a Samsung Gear 360 camera to the tail of a MiG as it flew into the stratosphere at speeds approaching Mach 2.  I will say, traveling at supersonic speeds is one of my all time dreams, … Continued

WAR!

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Turns out, World War I wasn’t really good for anything except messing up things.  Anyway, last week marked the 100th anniversary of the deceleration of war on the Empire of Germany.  The exact date was April 04, 1917.  In real terms, there were lots of Americans in the war in one way or another, but … Continued

Please watch The Last Ship

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There are very few television shows I get excited about.  I’ve told you before about The Last Ship.  I’m telling you again.  Season 3 is about to wrap up, there’s only 2 more episodes left, there’s still time for you to catch up on the previous 2 and 3/4 seasons streaming it somewhere. This show … Continued

Carrier Landing

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They tout this as landing an R/C plane on a moving R/C Airfract Carrier.  It’s half true.  They do land an R/C plane on a carrier, but it’s an R/C quad-copter that looks like a plane.  It’s cheating.  That’s all I’ll say about that. Now though, watch the above, and the below to see some … Continued

Alaska by Air

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This isn’t quite the tour I’ll be taking of the great state to the north, but it’s still a pretty great video showing the beauty of Alaska, albit from a few hundred/dozen feet above the ground.  I’m pretty sure I haven’t posted this before, but I can’t remember, and my search of the blog archives … Continued

LEGO X-29

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Experimental aircraft are cool.  They usually fall into one of two categories, useful prototypes of future airplanes and technology, or crazy strange aircraft that have no business defying gravity.  The Grumman X-29 is one of the latter.  It’s famous for having strange forward-swept wings.  Something that looks like it’s flying backwards.  It’s design meant it … Continued

The DroneDefender

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Or otherwise known as basic ainti-missile countermeasures in Air to Air combat.  Granted, there hasn’t really been much civilian use for anti-missile countermeasures, but still, it’s not anything groundbreaking. I’m sure the FCC will outlaw civilian ownership of these devices also, since they can be used for unlawful purposes, just like cell phone jamers.  Oh … Continued

An Outcome of WWIII?

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The fabled World War III has been talked about since the immediate aftermath of World War II.  Well, commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ending of the War with Japan, as they called WW2, the following video has come out of China: I can’t read, or understand Chinese, but according to mmo-champion, the message at … Continued

Aerial Aerobatics

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I meant to post this in conjunction with this morning’s post about the air show, but I forgot.  Here are 8 different aerial combat maneuvers as carried out by a typical fighter jet. The Kulbit looks like a loop, and Kvochur’s Bell looks like a stall. Unfortunately, due to the pictograph, I would have to … Continued

F-22 Demo Air Show

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I went to an Air Show this weekend, this is the awesome demo of the USAF F-22 Raptor.  It’s really something to see the abilities of the F-22.  It just sits there in the sky, being all awesome like.  It’s easy to see how it’s the most advanced fighter jet in service right now.  Forget … Continued